CBP Expands Truck E-Manifest Ports
As part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) national roll out of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest system (e-Manifest), CBP today published a final rule in the Federal Register advising that trucks entering the U.S. through land border ports of entry in the states of Vermont and New Hampshire and at the North Dakota ports of St. John, Fortuna, Ambrose, Carbury, Noonan, Dunseith, Sherwood, Antler, Northgate, Westhope and Portal will be required to transmit the advance information through the ACE Truck Manifest system starting on July 12, 2007.
The ACE e-Manifest system requires carriers to submit electronic manifest submissions and have them accepted by CBP one hour in advance (for non-FAST shipments) and 30 minutes in advance (for FAST shipments) of a truck's arrival at the U.S. port of entry.
CBP recently announced that it is delay the enforced compliance of mandatory electronic manifest filing at Washington, Arizona and certain North Dakota land border ports until April 26, 2007 due to ongoing efforts to correct communication problems within ACE. The final phase of enforcement, in which CBP will deny a permit to proceed into the United States anytime a truck arrives without successfully submitting an e-Manifest, will begin no earlier than
May 26, 2007.